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Tue, October 21, 2014
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Toyota Adds 247K Vehicles to Air Bag Recall Tally

October 20th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) -- Toyota is recalling 247,000 vehicles in high-humidity areas as an air bag problem that has plagued most of the auto industry continues to widen. The recall posed Monday by U.S. safety regulators covers the 2003 to 2005 Corolla...

Springfield-Area Gas Prices Drop Over 6 Cents a Gallon

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October 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- For another consecutive week, area motorists are feeling some more relief at the gas pumps. A recent survey by GasBuddy.com finds the average price of a gallon of gas down 6.6 cents over last week to $3.17 a...

US Officials: 120 Still on Ebola Monitoring

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October 20th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / 3D4Medical) By MARILYNN MARCHIONE and MIKE STOBBE, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) -- Texas health officials say 120 people are still being monitored for possible infection with Ebola because they may have had...

Scammers Taking Advantage of Ebola Outbreak and Medicare Enrollment

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October 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)--Fraudulent charges added to your cell phone bill and other sneaky tactics! ABC40's Tom Lewis and Emily Volz are joined by Scam Expert Steve Weisman to alert us of the latest scams including ones triggered by the Ebola...

Nigeria’s Ebola Outbreak is Officially Over

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October 20th, 2014
ABUJA, Nigeria - (AP) -- The World Health Organization declared on Monday that Nigeria is free of Ebola, a rare victory in the months-long battle against the fatal disease. Nigeria's containment of the lethal disease is a "spectacular success...

US Airdrops Arms to Kurds in Syrian Town of Kobani

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October 20th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. military says it airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the Syrian city of Kobani against Islamic State militants. The airdrops Sunday were the first of their kind and followed...

Murdered Teen Remembered at Vigil

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October 19th, 2014
WILBRAHAM, Mass. (WGGB) -- A 19 year-old teen, murdered in Springfield on October 13th, was remembered Sunday night at a vigil in Fountain Park. Joseph Gorecki, Jr., of Hampden, was the victim of a deadly shooting outside a housing complex on...

Crews Respond to Hard Landing at Beverly Airport

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October 19th, 2014
BEVERLY, Mass. (WGGB) -- A small plane practicing takeoffs and landings at Beverly Airport had a hard landing Sunday afternoon. WCVB reports that the plane's front landing gear came off during that practicing. However, the plane managed to land...

Peyton Manning Breaks All-Time NFL Touchdown Record

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October 19th, 2014
(AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning's receivers played keep-away with his milestone memento and the NFL's new leader in career touchdown passes toyed with the San Francisco 49ers in the Denver Broncos' emphatic 42-17 victory...

Dogs Take Stage At Eastern States Exposition

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October 19th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- It was a dog lovers paradise in West Springfield today, where more than 1,200 dogs were competing to win first prize. The Troy Kennel Club Incorporation hosted its Annual Dog Show at the Eastern States...

Clergy Advocating for Paid Sick Time Question

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October 19th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Religious congregations across Massachusetts are rallying in support of a ballot question calling for workers to be allowed to accrue paid sick time. Clergy supporting Question 4 on the ballot are planning to deliver sermons...

Gas Prices Continue to Drop

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October 19th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Drivers can't believe their eyes as over gas prices continue to drop to less than three dollars. Drivers think they're seeing double. As gas prices plumet to less than three dollars. One driver says, "It feels...

Rays of Hope Takes off in Springfield

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October 19th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- Nearly 20-thousand people gathered in Forest Park today for the annual Rays of Hope walk. The walk supports those who are fighting against breast cancer and raises money for research. It was a sea of pink. Breast...

Milestone Reached for Friends, Family of Ebola Patient

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October 19th, 2014
By EMILY SCHMALL Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Louise Troh has spent three weeks confined to a home while battling loneliness and fear that she too had contracted Ebola, the disease that killed her boyfriend, Thomas Eric...

New England Raking in Millions From Leaf Peepers

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October 19th, 2014
By TRACEE M. HERBAUGH Associated Press JAFFREY, N.H. (AP) -- Money really does grow on trees in New England in the autumn -- and all six states are raking it in. Officials say leaf-peeping tourists will spend upward of $3 billion this fall to...